Chief Day, walked into the Horizons (Ralph and Susan) home. All three men exchanged greetings. They were pleasant, yet something was wrong. Very wrong with the Chief. “Before I tell you as to why the streets looks like a circus, no prayers Pastor. Got it.”
Pastor George nodded his head in agreement.
Chief Day adjusted his belt buckle before he spoke. “The two of you know I lost the love of my life to cancer, three months ago.” As he spoke his next sentence he glared at the Pastor. Through clenched teeth, “Some one killed my dog today. The boxer you called in. She was the last live string I had to my wife.”
The room feel into silence. In the background you could hear the laughter from the back of the house. Ralph noticed the Chief take a swipe at his eyes. “Let’s check up on our wives.” Ralph stated as the three men headed to the media room. They had one of Michelle’s favorite movies on, “Finding Nemo.” Each man took a seat and began to watch the movie. The Chief’s radio came to life. He growled into the radio, “Keep the town’s busy body handcuffed in my car. She can call any “high power attorney” in the world. I want Connie handcuffed in your car. Now is good. I’ll be out there in a couple of minutes.” With the Chief’s voice full of anger, “One of them will be charged for man slaughter.”
A plethora of “Yes sirs” were heard.
“Ladies will you please stop the movie.” The Chief managed to say in a soft tone. “I’m not in a good mood. Your husbands will fill you in. Michelle I know you slugged Connie. You will stay in this house until I give you further orders.”
The look on his face told her not to argue. “Yes Chief.”
Chief Day got out of the over stuffed chair he was sitting in. “As for you Ralph. Let’s get it together. You have twenty four hours to clean up your mess. Shall you chose to ignore me. I will arrest you. Are we clear.”
“Yes Chief. Very clear.” Said Ralph.